Although deaths and injuries from traffic crashes devastate individuals, families and entire communities throughout the year, they seem to be even more tragic during the holiday season.
To prevent these horrible crashes, Bayside, River Hills and Fox Point Police Departments will mobilize along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state for the "Booze and Belts" traffic safety effort from December 7th to 15th.
We are providing ample warning that we will be cracking down on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists during this mobilization. although this may be the time of year for the "holiday spirit" of forgiveness, we absolutely will not accept excuses or make exceptions for disregarding traffic safety laws.
Our goal is to save lives and prevent injuries-not to write more safety belt tickets or make more drunken driving arrests. We hope that people will voluntarily decide to buckle up and drive sober. But if they don't, our intensified traffic enforcement will increase the risk of getting caught. Our ultimate goal, during the Booze and Belts mobilization and throughout the year, is to one day attain zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.